Saturday, June 30th, 1 pm
The Little Fernwood Hall 1923 Fernwood Rd.
Potluck luncheon, open mic/speakers, and music,
followed by a procession through Fernwood to 1613 Camosun St for more music and a bonfire.
Bring pots and pans for the procession, a potluck item, and something to roast on the fire.
For more information call Bobby 250-995-1477
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Paul Phillips, Community Builder 1933-2012
On May 17, 2012 Paul Phillips, prominent community activist, eco-builder, gardener, musician, and co-operative organizer, passed away in his Fernwood home at the age of 79. He will be remembered fondly as a rare, magnanimous, colourful individual with great creative vision, eloquence, relentless determination, a boisterous presence, uproarious laughter, warmth and joie de vivre.
He gave his heart and soul to his community and epitomized pride and passion for the Fernwood neighbourhood, in which he worked tirelessly over decades pioneering grassroots projects well ahead of their time: to enhance community space, provide job-skills to youth, affordable housing for low-income peoples, independent media, food security, car-free zones, neighbourhood beautification and a better quality of life for all Fernwood residents. He was an inveterate recycler of building materials and saved many homes from the wrecking ball.
He played a lead role in the creation of the Amor de Cosmos Food Co-op, Fernwood Square, Spring Ridge Housing Co-op, Fernwood Community Centre and Fernwood Community Association, Haegart and Goward Parks and Chamber St. Allotment Garden to name a few of his many lifetime achievements. He represents an era in the development of Fernwood.
He has left a profound mark on both the neighbourhood and the many hearts of those whose lives he touched.
Donations accepted for the Paul Phillips Legacy Fund
c/o Fernwood Community Association
1923 Fernwood Road
Victoria, BC V8T 2Y6